Extension agrologists are often contacted by the farm community regarding the feasibility of deep tillage of
problem soils. reports in farm magazines about successful deep tillage operations in some parts of the prairies, coupled with apparent increased production on soils following the installation of pipelines, have led many farmers to inquire about deep tillage in their area. with the advent of the possibility of farmers receiving funding for demonstration-type work under the add board system, a number of applications have been made regarding deep ripping. in some cases the applications involve saline soils, and deep tillage is seen as a "desperate" but costly solution.